The social and the democratic, in the social democratic European city

Notes from Design and the City conference, Amsterdam, April 2016, where I was asked to summarise the day’s proceedings with a speech and this essay.

In the spring of 2016 Amsterdam finds itself, as per usual, at the heart of Europe’s debates. Over the next few months, it will host the drafting of a new European Urban Agenda, an opportunity to set…



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